For the tens of thousands of Japanese Americans forcibly interned during World War II, the scars have never healed. Ruth Okimoto, in need of confronting the past, brings her back to the desert of Arizona where she spent her childhood years behind barbed wire at the Poston Relocation Center. It is a journey to find meaning in the inexplicable as she searches to discover the true story of how the camp came into being.
Passing Poston: An American Story tells the moving and haunting story of four former internees of the Poston Relocation Center. Shadowed by a tragic past, each person is struggling in their own painful way to reconcile the trauma of their youth, still searching and yearning during the last chapter of their lives, to find their rightful place in this country.